Tatiana Anderson Fitness Model Interview and Photos

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For the past ten years, Tatiana has worked as a host, model, actress, health and beauty consultant. She is a former professional cheerleader for the NFL Denver Broncos, NBA Houston Rockets and the USFL Houston Gamblers. Tatiana’s extensive experience in the fitness industry provides her with the knowledge to help others succeed with their fitness goals. Tatiana is a ShapeFit consultant and she writes fitness articles to help visitors get fit.

Tatiana Anderson – Fitness Model Statistics

  • Name: Tatiana Anderson
  • Height: 5’4
  • Weight: 112
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Bust: 34 C
  • Waist: 24
  • Hips: 34
  • Location: Marina Del Rey, California

Tatiana Anderson – Fitness Model Interview

How did you get started in the fitness modeling field?
I have been competing since the age of 5, World Championship baton twirling by the age of 9 with over 150 trophies. Certified Aerobic Instructor by the age of 14. Owner of Aerobic Studio by age of 20. Professional Cheerleader for USFL, NFL & NBA, Beauty Pageant titleholder, fitness competitor, author of fitness book, business owner, spokes model, and host of various infomercials. Actress in commercials and films.

What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
The sense of well-being, empowerment, mental clarity, and energy that it gives me. I can use these elements in other areas of my life.

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Winning the title of Ms. National Fitness, Ms. Texas Fitness and placing 2nd in Ms. Fitness World for three years in a row, ESPN Host of fitness show and writing my own fitness book, “Step-by-Step Guide to Fitness Competition Success”.

What is the best way to get started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers directly or should I use an agency?
Send a press kit to every fitness magazine, supplement company, and fitness apparel company. A press kit should consist of cover letter – introducing yourself, photo’s, resume and/or bio. Don’t forget to add in your contact information. If the companies like your look, they will hire the photographer to contact you and set up a shoot.

Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Bible Studies/Meditation/Quiet Time
  • 10:00 Check Emails, Website Orders, Casting Submissions
  • 11:30 Workout
  • 2:00 Auditions, photo shoots, managing website, meetings, writing articles, study scripts, research new health/fitness products, etc.
  • 7:30 Dinner
  • 8:30 Read, Study
  • 11:00 Go to Bed

I don’t have that much time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short amount of time. What is the #1 “bang for the buck” cardio exercise I should do to burn serious calories?
Circuit Training is the Best because you are getting cardio and strength training at the same time. You will find your heart rate stays in a fat burning zone. Example: 45 sec. Of squats, followed by 60 sec. Of step ups

How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
I usually don’t step on scales and focus on weight but if you do a safe and healthy amount is 2-3 lbs a week. I go by how I look in the mirror and how my clothes fit. Also, have found that when you “let-go” of the pressure and stress of losing weight, then you lose weight faster.

What type of food or supplements should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean muscle and losing fat?
I drink a protein drink in the morning and take a fat burner called PhenterLean, a multivitamin called Total Body Defense, and drink 3 oz of Mangosteen juice called Xango for energy, powerful anti-oxidant properties and health benefits.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
The most important thing to implement into your good nutritional eating plan is a “cheat” meal or “cheat” day! On this day, you allow yourself to eat anything and everything you want. This will help you to stay strict during the week. Also, remember if you slip and eat something bad, DON’T beat yourself up, just move on and get back on your plan.

I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?

  • Protein: Chicken Breast, Turkey, Egg Whites, Salmon, Orange Roughy, Tuna, Non-fat Yogurt, Black Beans.
  • Carbs: Oatmeal, Yam, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Fruits.
  • Fats: All natural peanut butter, walnuts, almonds, sunflower oil, flax seed oil, olive oil

I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
Get professional advise! Write down your goals, keep a journal, take baby steps, visualize, and most of all, be committed and patient. Whatever you believe about yourself and your circumstances directly impacts the reality you create in your life. Start with a plan and as they say, “just do it”!

I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?
Make sure to explain to the waiter that you are on a special eating plan and that you would like a lean piece of meat without butter, extra oils, etc. Order steamed veggies or salad with all sauces and dressings on the side.

What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
I recommend the standard lunges front/reverse, squats, butt blaster and leg lifts. Make sure you lift heavy with less repetitions. These exercises are the most challenging for me and take the most energy because it’s a rather large muscle group.

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Keeping my hand out of the cookie jar!! : I love sweets and most of all chocolates. Every Sunday, I bake chocolate chip cookies. Then take a warm cookie and dip them in milk. Yum!!!

Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal + 4 egg whites + ½ cup orange juice + 1 oz of Xango + Total Body Defence
  • Snack: PhenterLean + Protein Drink mixed with water
  • Lunch: 1 cup of Brown Rice + Chicken breast + steamed broccoli
  • Snack: Strawberries + yogurt + almonds
  • Dinner: Salmon + salad + detox hot tea

What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?

  • Strength Training Exercises: Free weights + machines + own body weight
  • Cardio Exercises: Bike, treadmill, elliptical, stairmaster
  • Additional Training: dance classes, yoga, hiking

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?

1. Superset biceps/triceps till fatigue
2. Superset push ups/pull ups till fatigue
3. Each set slow, strict form, proper body alignment
4. Eat low carb, low-fat, high protein eating plan
5. Stretch and rest

What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?

1. 5 to 6 days of cardio for 30 min to 45 min
2. Take a fat burner supplement to kick-start your system
3. 4 days a week weight train
4. Good nutritional eating plan, high protein, low in fat/sugar/carbs
5. Be patient

What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?

1. 4 days a week weight train
2. Change up routine – different exercises
3. Take a supplement to aid in attaining lean muscle tissue
4. Good nutritional eating plan, high protein, low in fat/sugar/carbs
5. Be consistent and patient

What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?

1. Find an activity that you enjoy doing: ie: yoga, kickboxing, dance
2. Hire a personal trainer or work out with a friend
3. Listen to music, watch TV, study, read while on cardio equip.
4. Implement one thing at a time, gradual
5. Make an eating plan that is NOT a diet but a change in lifestyle

What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)

  • Monday: Back/Biceps/Abs 3 sets/15 reps 30-45 min cardio
  • Tuesday: Yoga
  • Wednesday: Legs/Abs 3 sets/15 reps 30 min cardio
  • Thursday: Hike or Dance Class – 1 hour
  • Friday: Chest/Tricep/Shoulders/Abs 3 sets/15 reps
  • Saturday: Optional! Whatever I feel like doing or not doing!
  • Sunday: Off!
  • Cardio: My cardio consists of: treadmill, bike, stair climber, elliptical, classes. I constantly change up my program including exercises and machines!

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and developing a toned and defined midsection?

1. Get on Nutritional program (high protein, low carb, fat, and sugar)
2. Take sports supplements including a multivitamin
3. Ab crunches, reverse crunches and side twist
4. 2 to 3 sets of each till failure
5. 5 days of cardio, at least 20 min.

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?

1. Get on Nutritional program (high protein, low carb, fat, and sugar)
2. Take sports supplements including a multivitamin
3. Lighter weights/more repetitions
4. Perform each exercise with strict form, slow and controlled
5. Squats, lunges, leg lifts, leg press, leg ext., leg curl, inner/outer thigh

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